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Category: Latin American, Caribbean and European Division

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Conveyances: Poet Salgado Maranhão and Translator Alexis Levitin Join the PALABRA Archive

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

The following is a post by Henry Granville Widener, Portuguese Language Reference Librarian, Hispanic Reading Room, Latin American, Caribbean, and European Division Words connect us in so many ways. Whether spoken, sung or written, they can act as the sinews that link our senses and emotions to one another. When I listen to the Library …

Black and white photo of Chilean Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda recording for the Library of Congress in 1966. The poet is sitting in a recording booth in front of a microphone and holding his book. The photo is from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

The PALABRA Archive in the Classroom

Posted by: Alyson Williams

Former Latin American, Caribbean, and European Division (LAC&E) Intern, Natté Fortier introduces his project “PALABRA in the Classroom” a new resource designed to bring the PALABRA Archive into the classroom through curated lesson plans for teachers.

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Mexican Women in the PALABRA Archive

Posted by: Alyson Williams

Former Latin American, Caribbean, and European Division (LAC&E) Intern, Maria Rebecca Escamilla introduces her Storymap “Mexican Women Authors,” a multimedia journey through the works and lives of five seminal Mexican women authors: Inés Arredondo, Elena Poniatowska, Esther Seligson, Carmen Boullosa, and Cristina Rivera Garza.

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Aztec Mythology and the Love of Reading Rooms

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

(The following is a guest post by Dani Thurber, Reference Librarian, Hispanic Reading Room, Latin American, Caribbean, and European Division) A couple of weeks ago I began searching for love stories and poems from Latin America in preparation for a Valentine’s Day event. My colleagues in the Hispanic Reading Room had some amazing suggestions by …

Travesía de Palabras Indígenas entre México y el Archivo de la PALABRA

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

To read this post in English, click here. Quiero compartir con ustedes la estimulante experiencia de poder conectar el Archivo de la PALABRA con poetas en lenguas originarias de México. Junto con la curadora de este histórico archivo sonoro, Catalina Gómez, hemos estado trabajando para ampliar las voces representadas en este importante recurso de la …

Journey of Indigenous Words between Mexico and the PALABRA Archive

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

Para leer en español, haga clic aquí. I want to share with you the stimulating experience of being able to connect the PALABRA Archive with Indigenous authors from Mexico and their various Indigenous languages. Together with the curator of this historic audio archive, Catalina Gómez, and the authors highlighted, we have been working to expand …

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Writing Until Her Last Day: Mexican Writer Elena Poniatowska at 91

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

The following is a guest post by journalist, Alice Driver, who interviewed Mexican author Elena Poniatowska for the Library of Congress’ PALABRA Archive in March of 2023. “I have one good eye,” said Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska, 91, when I interviewed her at her home in Mexico City in March 2023 for the Library of …